ALA Youth Media Awards

Every year in January or February, the American Library Association gets together for their Midwinter Conference and celebrates the outstanding books for children and teens over the previous year. We’ll be mostly focusing on those related to Young Adult titles, but if you would like to see all of the…

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Sci-Fi Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Be warned, spoilers are ahead! I’ll be talking about some plot points of Scythe as well as Thunderhead in this review, especially after the break. I just finished Thunderhead, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman, and it certainly delivers. If you’re not familiar,…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th of 1945, the concentration camp Auschwitz was liberated by troops of the Soviet Union. While liberation of more camps continued throughout 1945 (and many camps didn’t close officially until much later due to being adapted for other purposes after liberation), Auschwitz was certainly one of the most…

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Fantastic Festival – New Escape Room Challenge!

Over the summer, the Santa Clarita Public Libraries did something a little different; we ran an Escape Room, one at each branch, and it was fantastic. Something else is fantastic is coming up later this month, and we think this is the perfect time to bring two fantastic things together.…

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Summer is Coming!

Summer is on its way, and that means that so is Santa Clarita Public Library’s Summer Reading! If you haven’t experienced Summer Reading before, it’s a massive two months of programs, reading, missions and prizes. Each year has a special theme, and this year’s theme is Build a Better World;…

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